A vulnerability was discovered in hesiod which may allow remote attackers to gain root privileges.
|Package||net-dns/hesiod on all architectures|
|Affected versions||<= 3.1.0|
DNS functionality to access to DB of information that changes infrequently.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in hesiod that have remained unaddressed. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.
A remote or local attacker may be able to escalate privileges to root.
There is no known workaround at this time.
Gentoo has discontinued support for hesiod and recommends that users unmerge the package:
# emerge --unmerge "net-dns/hesiod"
May 02, 2018
May 02, 2018: 1